Randal S. Milch
Randal S. Milch is executive vice president, Public Policy, and general counsel of Verizon. He leads the company’s legal, regulatory, state government affairs and security groups, and also has overall responsibility for Verizon’s global public policy activities, communications and media relations.
Milch was named general counsel in October 2008 and took on responsibility for global public policy, communications and media relations in January 2013.
Previously, Milch served as the senior vice president and general counsel of Verizon Business, responsible for all legal services and external affairs support for the company’s global enterprise carrier. Before that, he served as the senior vice president and general counsel of Verizon's domestic telecom business. He was appointed to the latter position in 2000, upon the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE.
Before the merger, Milch was associate general counsel at Bell Atlantic with oversight of state regulatory matters in New York and New England. Milch was responsible for all state legal aspects of gaining long-distance authority in New York, the first such authority for a Bell company in the nation. Milch also supervised the state regulatory litigation, including litigation arising under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, across Bell Atlantic's seven-state region. Previously, Milch served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Bell Atlantic-Maryland Inc. He began his telecommunications career as counsel to the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Maryland in 1993.
Prior to his role with Bell Atlantic, Milch was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine. Milch's practice centered on complex federal litigation and international arbitration. Milch began his legal career as a clerk to Clement F. Haynsworth Jr., Chief Judge Emeritus of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Milch is a trustee of the New York University School of Law and the Citizens Budget Commission, and a director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program and the National Chamber Litigation Center. He is also on the National Advisory Board of The Constitutional Sources Project.
Milch holds a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. from Yale University.